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Apr 8, 2010 07:32 AM

kosher grilling and availability of fresh fish in South Dakota?

I'm not sure whether this is the right forum for this question, so if anyone has any better ideas, please let me know. I am going to the national and state parks for a week this summer and plan on buying a cheap charcoal grill to use while I'm there. I will be flying from the midwest and my travel companion will be flying from New York, but with layovers. What's the best way for us to bring meat (i.e., chicken breasts, hotdogs, steaks) there? Check a box frozen with ice packs? Is there anywhere that can deliver reliably? Any brands that are better or worse for this? Also, if any of you have any tips for doing this, I'd appreciate it, since we've never done this before, and while we think it should be possible, we're not 100% sure of the details.

Also, if you know whether it's possible to buy fresh trout in the Custer State Park area, please let me know. I'd love to be able to have freshly cooked out there instead of relying on my standard non-perishable travel staples.

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  1. we drove to montana last summer from nj. we had meat shipped from aviglatt. would not recommend checking food-the airlines charge for extra weight/luggage. check with custer state park about the trout situation

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    1. re: koshergourmetmart

      Thanks! I am slightly nervous about the food not actually getting to us. Am I being ridiculous? When you ordered, did you know ahead of time what day it was to arrive? I actually just saw your post about Montana -- would you take the negative review that came after you posted seriously?

      1. re: dckosher

        I came up with this after a quick Googling:

        My sister-in-law was in the area last year and I'm sure they were able to find fresh fish in Rapid City.

        1. re: ferret

          Thanks. I know there are fish farms, but I'm not really into fishing. I'd rather buy the fish already caught and cleaned.

    2. Look into these guys for shipping meat, they're (sort of) right around the corner from where you'll be:

      1. DC...check with your local orthodox rabbi about getting fresh fish from any fish market...there are reliable (although definitely lenient) opinions about getting fresh fish from non-supervised stores.

        We just stayed veggie while we traveled., but we did it all by car so we had our food with us.

        P.S. Beware the donkeys at Custer..they will stick their heads into your car if the window is open.

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        1. re: vallevin

          There is never a problem getting fresh fish from a market -- if there is one! So long as the skin is on, you just check for scales and you're good to go. The only time you need supervision is when buying skinless fillets, because obviously there won't be any scales. But none of that helps you if there isn't a fish market where you are; hence the OP's question.

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